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Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 03/28/2023 | Comments: 0
Campbell Scientific vibrating wire measurement hardware, with our patented VSPECT® technology, offers a distinct advantage over all other vibrating wire measurement systems. Unlike non-Campbell Scientific vibrating wire interfaces that use pulse counting to derive vibrating wire frequency, Campbell Scientific's VSPECT vibrating wire measurement products use spectral... read more
Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 01/12/2023 | Comments: 2
Campbell Scientific’s CELL2XX cellular modems (CELL205, CELL210, CELL215, CELL220, and CELL225) are commonly used as a low-power alternative to the many industrial cellular solutions available on the market today and are built to easily interface with all Campbell Scientific data loggers and data-acquisition systems. Occasionally,... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 06/21/2021 | Comments: 6
In this article, I'll share my experience collaborating on a research project to record some extreme weather conditions that may even set a world record!
On August 16, 2020, the weather station located at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park (California, USA) recorded a temperature... read more
Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 04/15/2021 | Comments: 2
Has an electrical surge or other event made you concerned that your COM port or short haul modem may not be operating properly? Do you know how to test for this? In this brief article, we’ll look at some simple tests you can perform to... read more
Author: Dana Worley | Last Updated: 04/09/2021 | Comments: 0
Do you currently use SMSSend() in a CRBasic data logger program to send SMS messages through a Campbell Scientific CELL2XX internal or external cellular module? There are some things you should know about the recent improvements we made that affect how SMSSend() works.
With the release... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 03/05/2021 | Comments: 0
In this article, I’ll explain how errors can occur when measuring the precipitation amount, discuss a correction approach, and demonstrate how an algorithm can be used to design high-quality tipping bucket rain gauges.
Liquid precipitation (rain) is at once one of the simplest measurements mechanically and... read more
Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/23/2020 | Comments: 0
You may already know that you can add external data storage to your data logger with flash-memory cards. But do you know what kind of card you need—or if you even need one? In this article, I’ll answer these and other memory card questions. In... read more
Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/22/2020 | Comments: 5
You may use CompactFlash or microSD memory cards for external storage of your data logger data, but are you using your cards correctly? In this article, I’ll answer some common questions you may have about memory card usage. Recommended for You: If you haven’t done... read more
Author: Ajay Singh | Last Updated: 10/13/2020 | Comments: 0
When we are faced with challenges, there is often an opportunity for improvement. In this blog article, learn how our engineers redesigned our back-of-module (BOM) temperature sensor to resolve specific challenges that impacted the quality of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panel performance monitoring.
Bifacial PV panels... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/07/2020 | Comments: 0
In 1997, I had my first introduction to using vibrating wire piezometers to measure groundwater fluctuations. A large engineering firm was monitoring water level to ensure that construction of a large pipeline through the San Bernardino Mountains was not intruding on the groundwater. I was... read more
Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 09/21/2020 | Comments: 2
Solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring projects often use a variety of sensors to gain information about the site performance and its available resources. To obtain this information, solar-monitoring sensors need to be connected to a database that can collect, evaluate, visualize, and interpret data from all... read more
Author: Mike Nelson | Last Updated: 09/08/2020 | Comments: 0
There are times during major weather events when we may hear the news reporter indicate the local river is expected to crest in the next 12 hours at an estimated stage level.
What is a crest and a stage level, and how do they affect me?
Basically,... read more
Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0
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You may have heard of the IEC 61724-1 standard to promote international uniformity in PV (photovoltaic) system performance monitoring. But why was it created, and what does it mean for you? In... read more
Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0
Peut-être avez-vous entendu parler de la norme IEC 61724-1 visant à promouvoir l’uniformité internationale dans le suivi du rendement des systèmes photovoltaïques (PV). Pourquoi cette norme a-t-elle été établie, et que signifie-t-elle pour vous? Dans cette entrevue avec PES (Power & Energy Solutions), Matt Perry, gestionnaire des produits... read more
Author: Alexia Ferrari | Last Updated: 06/25/2020 | Comments: 0
Update - October 10th, 2017: Campbell Scientific Canada's intelligent Road Weather Information System, WeatherBrain, is now available! Learn more about how WeatherBrain optimizes your winter road maintenance program! An Innovative RWIS that automates decision-making
Campbell Scientific Canada (CSC) is pleased to announce its intelligent Road Weather... read more
Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 03/19/2020 | Comments: 4
We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new data logger, how do you know which one is... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 04/17/2019 | Comments: 0
Advances in technology and mechanical design offer vast improvements for those of you who need soil measurements at multiple depths—especially environmental researchers and anyone who works with environmental monitoring networks. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the measurement challenges you may face... read more
Author: Mike Nelson | Last Updated: 02/28/2019 | Comments: 4
Testing the calibration of your rain gauge is a simple process. But as you know, it’s also easy to introduce problems, such as incorporating simulated data as real data. In this article, we’ll review a useful feature that automates the testing process and can help... read more
Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 02/27/2019 | Comments: 4
Have you ever wanted Short Cut to support more sensors? Although Short Cut supports many sensors, you may have found that the sensor you want to measure is not on the list. What do you do then? How do you add that sensor to your... read more
Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 02/27/2019 | Comments: 10
Do you need to do anything to your data logger or software to compensate for the beginning of daylight saving time? Read this short article to find out! Residents of many parts of North America, and various areas around the world, continue to observe the practice... read more